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Photos: Your wish is granted

The sixth annual Kaneland Arts Initiative community summer theatre production, “Big the Musical,” opened last weekend at the Kaneland High School auditorium. The musical is based on the major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. Produced by Diane McFarlin and Maria Dripps-Paulson, and directed by Doug Orlyk, with musical direction by Brandon Staker, the production is… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Meet the new boss

Dr. Todd Leden takes over as Kaneland superintendent by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland as of July 1 has a new district superintendent: Dr. Todd Leden. Leden, a Geneva resident, was hired last December at the conclusion of a months-long search. His base salary is $175,000, according to his contract with the district. Leden said he’s used… Keep Reading

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Rich Harvest ramps up for Western Amateur

Photo: Kyle Jones, 2015 Western Amateur competitor. File Photo SUGAR GROVE—A second large-scale national tournament will tee off at Rich Harvest Farms later this summer. After last month’s Palmer Cup, the Sugar Grove golf club will host the Western Golf Association’s 2015 Western Amatuer Aug. 3-8. Beginning in 1899, the tournament has been a launching… Keep Reading

Baseball/Elburn/Kaneland

Photos: Giving back before the game

The Kaneland High School baseball team helped unload the monthly food drop from the Northern Illinois Food Bank to the Elburn Food Pantry on July 9. The team showed up at 8 a.m. and was able to finish the job before heading out to a game in St Charles later that morning. Photo submitted by… Keep Reading

Events/Regional

Upcoming Girl Scout camp sessions

BIG ROCK—It’s not too late to give your daughter a great summer at Girl Scout camp! Girls don’t have to be Girl Scouts to attend, and Camp Dean resident camp is open to all girls in grades first through seventh. Upcoming sessions include Pontyails on July 29–31 and Aug. 5–7. During this three-day camp, future… Keep Reading

Events/Regional

Kane County Sheriff’s National Night Out

ST. CHARLES—Kane County Sheriff’s Department will host a National Night Out event on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the southeast corner of Route 38 and Peck Road, St. Charles. Attendees can participate in tours of the shooting range and inmate block cell. Children in attendance will have an opportunity to see a… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place on Saturday, July 25, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve. The work will involve pulling and cutting invasive plants. Be prepared for mosquitos and poison ivy by wearing long pants and long sleeves and bringing gloves. Refreshments will be offered at the break.… Keep Reading

Elburn/Events

‘Sethtastic’ scavenger hunt July 25

ELBURN—A “Sethtastic” Scavenger Hunt will begin on Saturday, July 25, at 8 a.m., and conclude Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m., at Elburn Lions Park, 500 S. Filmore St.,Elburn. This year’s Sethtastic Scavenger Hunt will challenge all ages to try something new and travel to places unknown; it will encourage them to do something good… Keep Reading

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Events/Regional

Chris Walk Against Substance Abuse event July 25

GENEVA—A Chris Walk Night Out Against Substance Abuse event will take place Saturday, July 25, 4 to 8 p.m. at Gunnar Anderson Forest Preserve, Route 31 and Batavia Avenue, Geneva. The event will include a 5K run/walk, DJ, vendor fair, resources for substance abuse help, speakers, food, raffles, silent auction, professional face painter, Zumba, a… Keep Reading

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Elburn/Events

Chess camp at Town and Country Library

ELBURN—A three-session chess camp will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday, July 27, 29 and 31, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Elburn Town and Country Public Library The camp is open to students and adults in the Fox Valley. Class size is limited to 20 students, so register early at the library. No… Keep Reading

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Blackberry Township residential taxpayer workshop July 23

BLACKBERRY TWP—Blackberry Township Assessor Uwe Rotter will host a residential taxpayer workshop on Thursday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Blackberry Township Building, 43W390 Main Street Road, Elburn. The entire 2015 workshop schedule is available at www.blackberrytwp.com/assessor.htm. At these meetings, taxpayers will be provided with information on: • The property tax cycle • How… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting July 20

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, July 20, at 6 p.m. at the Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The featured program will be a potluck picnic inside the Bliss House. Bring your table service and a dish to pass. The Historical Society will provide drinks. Bliss House… Keep Reading

From the Editor's Desk

SH Editorial: Sugar Grove needs your input

One of our biggest goals as a publication is to ensure that our villages are effectively communicating with their residents, and vice-versa. This week’s Sugar Grove Herald features a story in which the village, in partnership with Kane County, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway, invites its residents to attend an… Keep Reading

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Letters to the Editor

Letter: In response to a previous letter

In response to Elburn Herald Publisher Ryan Wells’ letter, thank you for the concerns you expressed in your open letter of July 2 regarding discussion on a potential 6.25 percent sales tax rate on newspaper, television, radio and Internet advertising. The points you make are both valid and well-stated. As a small business owner whose… Keep Reading

Elburn

Looking sharp

A pair of sandhill cranes were spotted on Kenmar Drive in Elburn on Sunday. Numerous pairs of sandhill cranes migrate into Kane County each spring to nest and raise their chicks. The average height of an adult is 3-5 feet, with a weight of 6.5-14 pounds and a wingspan of 5-6 feet. Keep Reading

Elburn

July 16 police blotter

The following reports were obtained from local police departments. The individuals charged with crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Elburn • Ascencion Maldonald, 45, of the 12N000 block of Hilltop Road, Elgin, was charged at 4:47 p.m. on July 9 for speeding (38 mph in a 25 mph zone)… Keep Reading

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Golf courses say ‘rain rain, go away!’

Rain dampens links in June ELBURN, SUGAR GROVE—According to the National Weather Service, the Kaneland area received 11.31 inches of rain in June—nearly 7 inches above normal. Indoors, many area low-standing homes and lots of basements have suffered flooding. Outdoors, it’s had a big effect on local golf courses. “When it rains on the weekends,… Keep Reading

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Kaneland

Kaneland 2015-16 registration information

KANELAND—The Kaneland School District will begin the new school year on Wednesday, Aug. 19, with a full day of classes. Full bus service to all schools and full hot lunch service at Harter Middle School and Kaneland High School will be provided the first day of school. Kaneland elementary schools The starting time for all… Keep Reading

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Bowling/Elburn

Cummins vies for national title

ELBURN—Mabel Cummins, an incoming freshman at Kaneland High School, will be among more than 3,000 young strikers competing in the 2015 Junior Gold Bowling Championships next week in Chicago. The tournament is a national event held annually for the top male and female youth bowlers in the United States. Entrants earn the right to participate… Keep Reading

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